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Export Report Server Power BI report to PDF

Please add the capability to export Report Server PowerBI reports to formats like pdf, word, powerpoint. Some of this functionality exists in the service but please add it to Report Server.

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      • Mike commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Power BI is used to serve up Interactive reports that can be consumed on Report server, Power BI.com and Power BI Mobile.

        With that being said if you are using the ON Prem report server you have the option to Print and with print you have the option to print to PDF as you can with any other file.

        Obviously your report would need to be formatted for the size of paper you want to print on.

        I originally voted on this when it did not exist on the report server, I will be removing my vote since there is a sensible option now which fulfills this request.

        Thanks Power BI Team for the multitude of updates you have done in the last 6 months.

      • Ram commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We have got the power BI license assuming that export to PDF option would be available in the licensed version, but it looks its not there. Users using this report are unable to receive their reports in PDF format. Build this feature ASAP.

      • Mark Stacey commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For anyone who needs to do this, there is a workaround by setting up a Chromium instance using Puppeteer to take screengrabs and pump those to PDF

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We have just pitched Power Bi for a project that had a requirement to be able to export hi-res visuals as images so that they could be used in paper reports/presentations. We could be turned down (for a £40k project) because this feature isn't currently supported. The ability to export a whole report to PowerPoint is great (or will be when multi-select slicers are supported) and a PDF option would also be very welcome but PLEASE let individual visualisations be exported as images to prevent users from having to capture low-res screen grabs.

      • Kelly Dittmar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I finally started to roll Power BI reports out to end users in my org yesterday. The FIRST question that BOTH people had was "How do I export this so I can share it with my external partners?" A little unfortunate that the best solution I had to offer to them was "take a screenshot".

      • kahina commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi,

        I'm new on buisiness intelligence domain and actually working on a BI project in which the first step I took is choosing a BI solution among the others comparing each other according to the features they offer, one of these features is the "Exporting feature" , Does this feature exist yet ? or not .. because it's one of the an important features am cibling..
        Thanks by advance for your help

      • eswincicki commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please allow multiple pages to be printed... Also scheduled report printing at 2:00 am

      • Kristan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        End users of my reports always ask for this feature. This is a real short-coming when trying to promote the use of Power BI. Please include this basic feature ASAP.

      • Swami commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Whenever I tried to promote power BI to my clients, its really disappointing to say a simple PDF/Excel download feature is not available here, not all the users will login everyday to Power BI Service to check the reports. Please add download PDF/Excel features as soon as you can.

      • Ricky commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why is this not already available? I guess so that way companies have to use Power BI service instead of hosting on-premise? That really seems like the only reason I can think of because if it isn't that, Microsoft has seriously failed to anticipate what its users will do with Power BI reports

      • Charles commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In addition, the export to csv doesn't export sub or grand totals. So my customers slice/filter to get to the data they want, export it only to find that they have to go back into excel and redo the sub and grand totals. It's a complete waste of time. What's strange is I can see the sub and grand totals in the DIV/ on the Power BI report screen and I would normally use js to add an indentifier to the DIV and grab it (along with css) for the report print or export.

      • Mark E commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Needs to include export to CSV and Excel as well as a minimum, on a defined schedule (this time / this day of the week / daily / weekly / monthly) to this group of people.

      • Rebecca commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm shocked that this does not already exist. It is such a basic feature that every other BI program I've ever worked on supports. Live data is great most the time, but you need to be able to snapshot data also and being able to save it as a pdf is the easiest option .The current option of 1 page at a time is hardly useful and just creates a time consuming process.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really need to be able to print more than 1 page at a time.
        A screenshot does not add value Printing/Export functions in PBI should mirror those available in SSRS - How could this requirement have been missed?

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really need to be able to print more than 1 page at a time.
        A screenshot does not add value Printing/Export functions in PBI should mirror those available in SSRS

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Users need report to be exported to excel and powerpoint for further actions or sharing with outside organization.

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